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PBS
Feb 9, 2013 5:05am PST
academics and engineers, working with our very own defense department, invented the internet in the first place. back then, the u.s. was in the catbird seat, poised to lead the world down this astonishing new superhighway of information and innovation. now many other countries offer their citizens faster and cheaper access than we do. the faster high-speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in bursts of laser light, but many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to t
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 5:05am PST
, they move from government back to, you know, these high priced legal defense firms that represent the banks. and then they go back to government again. and it's this sort of, this coterie of, you know, 100, 200 lawyers who really run this entire thing. and it's all the same people on both sides. >> lanny breuer was one of them. he was in a very prestigious washington law firm. jack lew, the new incoming secretary of the treasury, if he gets approved, served three years at citigroup. his record there, according to "the wall street journal" was not very lustrous for a man who's about to take over the treasury department. but "the wall street journal" suggests that he got his job, not because he had the experience, but because he was a crony of robert rubin. >> jack lew served in the clinton administration. i think he worked in the omb in the, you know, office of management of the budget. and he was one of the key players in helping pass the repeal of glass-steagall. and, you know, this is kind of the way it works. it's not a one to one, you know, obvious connection. but, you know, g
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)